The original and – according to a very vocal majority – the best, Peking Court reigns supreme over Manchester’s Chinese buffet dining scene from its palace along the city centre’s Princess Street. Always good value, Peking Court has been satisfying the famished masses in search of a smorgasbord of freshly prepared Chinese cuisine for over a decade. It’s ideally located (and fully licensed), too, making Peking Court a popular choice for parties large and small indulging in a pre-theatre dinner or a languorous Sunday lunch.
Peking Court has consistently given the lie to skeptics of buffet-style Chinese dining, offering faultlessly good quality, freshly prepared Chinese cuisine that covers all the bases – and they’ve been doing this for more than a decade from their landmark restaurant down Princess Street, right in Manchester’s city centre. The menu changes up regularly, but you can expect all manner of regional Chinese dishes to come piping hot from the kitchens to the buffet train. Hot and sour soup to get things started, with a stack of crispy duck or pork pancakes, is an ideal initiation to Peking Court’s pleasures.
Chicken, beef, pork, and seafood mains that make a regular appearance on Peking Court’s menu include chicken in OK sauce, Szechuan-style pork, black bean beef, and delicious, moreish, salt and pepper prawns. Classic Chinese rice and noodle dishes are perennially popular too, with the skilled chefs in the busy kitchen scrambling to keep the buffet train stocked with yung chow fried rice, Singapore-style vermicelli and, yup, chicken chow mein. Vegetarians often shun Chinese for its pork-centric reputation, but never fear; Peking Court’s Princess Street restaurant has a place for vegetarians too. Book a table at this Manchester city centre classic now.
The service was (as always) friendly fast and never left wanting. The food was anazibg! unlike a lot of other buffets around Manchester they do not cut corners on the variety or quality of the food. Top notch. Certainly my favourite Chinese in the city centre.
Have visited Peking Court several times and every visit has been an enjoyable one. The staff are warm and welcoming and my family and I enjoy the variety and freshness of the food. We will be visiting this restaurant soon.
Visited Peking Court to celebrate my daughter's 16'th birthday. The food was wonderful, fresh and hot. The staff were attentive and nothing was too much trouble,even though we were a large family group. Definitely will be returning in the near future for the wonderful food and service.
It was great to be able to book online. There were 10 of us for my daughters 12 birthday tea, we were accommodated very well, it was extremely quiet for a thurs night, but we all had a lovely time and enjoyed plenty of food.
In the past I have visited Peking Court many times and have always had a lovely night with excellent food. Sadly my last visit a few nights ago saddened me. What has happened to Peking Court? The food wasn't piping hot like it used to be,it was borderline "tasteless" and the pans were less than a third full, it dosent make me happy saying that. There was just our table of 4 sitting plus one other couple a few tables away,last time I visited Peking Court we had to queue to go in.......so something has happened but I'm not sure what? Maybe they have been taken over by new people??,maybe they just don't care about customer service anymore??,Im just at a loss on how a cracking restaurant can go from the top of the scale right down to rock bottom. I hope they get to read this review and if they do then please get your act together and change things to how you used to be,once again its saddens me to write this review.
The restaurant was empty at 7.30, so our booking wasn't necessary. The buffet appeared to be left over from lunch time. At no time were any options replenished, just replaced with clean empty trays, so the more popular choices were in very limited supply. The woman working there was helpful, but we weren't impressed by the range available, the quantity available for our group,or the fact that some of the food didn't seem to very hot, and neither were the plates. We won't be going there again. we have enjoyed many buffets in Manchester and this was of a standard well below others experienced, possibly because they were so quiet.
It was very quiet, probably because it's a bit out of the way and a little difficult to spot which meant the staff were very attentive, really top quality service. Not the most choice I've seen at a buffet but what was there was high quality, especially for the price. Loved the decor and atmosphere.
We had our Xmas meal there for 26 people and they looked after us very well. Good fresh food and cooked very well from their hot & cold buffet! Good and friendly staff waited on us. No complaints would go again!
Really lovely evening, food was wonderful and the staff very helpful and friendly definitely recommend this restaurant. Also very good value for money, being buffet style a good selection of dishes are available
Very friendly service, lovely atmosphere and excellent food! I have been before and just had to go back again with my family! Definatley worth a try.